Oct. 26th National Pumpkin Day
The pumpkin has become the symbol of Fall and Halloween and is now put into every kind of food or drink imaginable. Pumpkin is actually a squash, okay… a really big squash and is believed to be native to North America, perhaps as old as 9,000 years ago. Seeds have been found in Mexico that date back to 7,000 B.C. Today is celebrated by carving pumpkins, building machines that throw pumpkins (chucking pumpkins – If that is such a thing). My favorite pumpkin item is still pumpkin pie. It has become a huge part of Thanksgiving, Halloween, and fall in general.
How to celebrate – Visit a pumpkin patch. Make some sort of pumpkin dish for your family. Plant pumpkin seeds.